Hot Springs Village Lakes

      

Hot Springs Village

 

Hot Springs Village was once described as a community of lakes surrounded by land. And it's still true today. Hot Springs Village boasts 10 man-made recreational lakes that offer some of the finest fishing and boating in central Arkansas. One of the best attractions of the lakes is that they are only open to Hot Springs Village Residents. No need to worry about your favorite fishing spot being crowded. The almost 2,000 acres of lakes are home to bass, crappie, catfish, and bream. Two marinas serve Lake DeSoto and Lake Balboa. Beaches with swimming and picnic facilities are located on DeSoto, Cortez, and Balboa.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocks Village lakes and monitors their progress. The result is bass, crappie, catfish and more, so big you don't have to exaggerate their size. Just in case you forget your fishing supplies, or perhaps your boat, we have two marinas that rent pontoon, paddle or fishing boats, as well as canoes, and they have fishing equipment, bait and fishing licenses for sale.

Village Beaches are also a popular attraction, especially in the summer. Fill your shoes with sand or dip your toes in the lake. Don't miss our powder white sandy beaches on Balboa and Cortez.

Pavilions are also a popular gathering place in the spring, summer and fall. Our pavilions are used for family reunions, picnics, barbecues, and other social gatherings.

Personal Watercraft such as jet skies are NOT allowed on any of the Village’s lakes.

For more information on the rules and regulations of Village lakes, please pick up a copy of the Village Lakes: Guidelines and Information brochure. It is available at the POA Administration Building and both marinas. (A copy of the Hot Springs Village Information and Regulations is available from this website by clicking here.)

Lake Balboa - Completed 1986

Covers approximately 944 acres
Speed limit 35 mph
Boat Ramp - Yes
Located off of Ponce de Leon Drive
Marina - Yes
Pavilion - Yes
Beach - Yes

Located off of Ponce de Leon Drive
Beach does not have lifeguards.

Lake Balboa offers fishing, swimming, and water skiing.
Types of Fish: black bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue cat, black and white crappie, blue gill, green sun fish, and copper nose bream.

Lake Balboa is the largest recreation lake within the Village. Lake Balboa has a boat ramp, covered pavilion, sand beach, and a full-service marina. The boat ramp features a floating dock.

The covered pavilion has picnic tables, fireplace, grills, PA system and restroom facilities. The pavilion will seat up to 348 people.

The beach area is sand and has beach shelters, picnic tables and grills available on a first come first serve basis.
The full-service marina has covered and non-covered slip rentals, boat rentals, grocery items and much more.
Fishing, swimming, and water sports are allowed.

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Lake Coronado - Completed 1976
Covers approximately 380 acres
Speed limit 30 mph
Boat Ramp - Yes
Marina - No
Boat slip rentals available. Contact Balboa Marina at (501) 922-3435.
Pavilion - No
Beach - No

Lake Coronado offers fishing, swimming, and water skiing.
Types of Fish: black bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue cat, black and white crappie, blue gill, and green sun fish.

Near Lake Coronado’s boat ramp is Anglers Island, a quiet spot for fishing or relaxing. Picnic tables and grills are available.
Boat slip rentals are available through the Balboa Marina. The slips are located on Lake Coronado behind the Coronado Fitness Center, 160 Ponderosa Lane.
Fishing, swimming, and water sports are allowed.

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Lake Cortez - Completed 1979
Covers approximately 245 acres
Speed limit 30 mph
Boat Ramp - Yes
Marina - No
Pavilion - Yes
Beach - Yes

Lake Cortez offers fishing, swimming,
and water skiing.
Types of Fish: black bass, spotted bass,
channel catfish, blue cat, black and white
crappie, blue gill, and green sun fish.

Lake Cortez ihas a boat ramp and covered pavilion located off Carmona Road.
The Cortez Pavilion is covered and offers seating for 216. Picnic tables, fireplace, grills, restrooms, PA system, and volleyball equipment and area are also available.
The Cortez Beach is pea gravel and has picnic tables, grills and restroom facilities available. It is located off Sereno Lane.
Fishing, swimming, and water sports are allowed.

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Lake DeSoto - Completed 1972
Covers approximately 200 acres
Speed limit 30 mph
Boat Ramp - Yes
Marina - Yes
Marina offers fishing boats, canoes, paddleboats, and party barges for rent. Fishing equipment, bait and fuel are also available. Stat fishing licenses may be purchased at the marina. Boat slips are available. Summer hours of operation are 7:00 am until 8:00 pm. Winter hours are posted at the Marina. (501) 922-1500
Pavilion - No
Beach - No

Lake DeSoto offers fishing, swimming, and water skiing.
Types of Fish: black bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue cat, black and white crappie, blue gill, and green sun fish.

Lake DeSoto has a boat ramp and full-service marina.
Located off DeSoto Boulevard, non-covered rental slips are available, as well as boat, canoe, and paddle boat rentals. The DeSoto Beach, located off Seville, features pea gravel, picnic tables and grills. Fishing, swimming and water sports are allowed.

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Lake Isabella - Completed 1999
Covers approximately 25 acres
Speed limit No Wake
Boat Ramp - Yes
Marina - No
Pavilion - No
Beach - No

Lake Isabella offers fishing and swimming.
Types of Fish: black bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue cat, black and white crappie, blue gill, and green sun fish.

Lake Isabella has a boat ramp located off Pillar Lane.

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Lake Pineda - Completed 1974
Covers approximately 62 acres
Speed limit 20 mph
Boat Ramp - Yes
Marina - No
Pavilion - No
Beach - No

Lake Pineda offers fishing and swimming.
Types of Fish: black bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue cat, black and white crappie, blue gill, and green sun fish.

Lake Pineda has a boat ramp located off Camino Road.
Fishing and swimming are allowed, water sports are not.

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Lake Segovia - Completed 1972
Covers approximately 11 acres
Speed limit No Wake
Boat Ramp - No
Marina - No
Pavilion - No
Beach - No

Lake Segovia offers fishing and swimming.
Types of Fish: black bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue cat, black and white crappie, blue gill, and green sun fish.

Lake Segovia does not have a boat ramp.
Fishing and swimming are allowed, water sports are not.

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Lake Granada
Covers approximately 54 acres
Speed limit 20 MPH
Boat Ramp - Yes
Marina - No
Pavilion - No
Beach - No

Lake Granada has a boat ramp located off Gusta Lane.
Fishing and swimming are allowed, however, skiing is not.

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Lake Largo
Lake Lago is the Village’s water reservoir. People and boats are NOT ALLOWED AT ANYTIME.

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Lakes Outside of Hot Springs Village

The five Diamond Lakes are a beautiful part of Arkansas. On their recreational menus are everything from top action for largemouth bass, striped bass, hybrid bass, and other gamefish species -- to scuba diving, skiing, sailing, and shore camping and hiking trails. Click on the links on lake to find out more information.

Lake Ouachita near Hot Springs Village & Hot Springs

Lake Hamilton at Hot Springs

Lake Catherine near Malvern,

Lake Greeson between Glenwood and Murfreesboro,

DeGray Lake at Arkadelphia.